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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #30 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:35 PM »
As of today, I am T-Mo customer with a new T6 in hand.  Signal strength in the house is 4-5 bars and of course full blown wi-fi.  I think I won't need a Cell Spot.
The T6 is very fast, the T-Mo version has 8 mgs of memory.  T-Mo also has a new transfer app that moved everything from the Moto over except the server settings for my email accounts. But texts, email, contacts all went in about 10 minutes. 

Blue tooth paired with the car instantly and loaded all my contacts in the car phone system.
And the only thing I had to do was load the wi-fi key for the house system.

I didn't buy the phone out right so financially it is close to a wash but I am done with VZ's arrogance. And I have the option of paying off the phone whenever I might like. Probably will in a couple of months and then the service will be a flat $50.00 with direct pay.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #31 on: Feb 19, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Nice! I'm glad it's working out so far. It looks like you're off to a great start.

One of these days I'll work on a CellSpot for my home. The signal mostly works, but it could certainly be better as I'm a little out in the sticks. I look forward to T-Mobile's new 600 MHz (Band 71) signal making it out to my little corner of the world.

Funny that my biggest reason for switching to T-Mo was that I was sick and tired of being sick and tired of Verizon's arrogance and pricing.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #32 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:09 PM »
To arrange for next day delivery of a Cell Spot just dial 611 on the phone.  T-Mo, at least here, has set up regional CS teams, i.e. each time you call you get someone from the same team, and they seem to talk to one another.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #33 on: Feb 19, 2019, 01:12 PM »
We have a regional team here as well, and they are awesome. Best customer service idea ever. I'll have to give them a call.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #34 on: Feb 20, 2019, 12:54 PM »
Do you have multiple email addresses on your phone?  I have a gmail account and my ISP account using the Gmail app.  My phone is showing 2 inboxes, Gmail is using one, the ISP (IMAP) account messages are going to the other inbox. 
I may have solved this problem by forwarding the Gmail messages to the ISP email address, but I'm not sure yet.

Have you found a different solution?

I have discovered a down side to very small bezels.  I have been moving the main screen apps. to the center of the screen.

Edit: Forwarding the Gmail messages only guaranteed duplicate messages, still in separate inboxes.  So far I don't have another idea.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #35 on: Feb 20, 2019, 09:46 PM »
I have been using Nova Launcher for several years. One of the features I cannot live witout is that it allows me to lock down the desktop so that I cannot accidentally move or delete apps and shortcuts. I also like the consistency when I move to a new phone. Problem is that it fully replaces the stock launcher, which you may not like. Personally, I think it's great and I paid for the Prime version.

As for the email, I have no useful advice. I use the Gmail app, but with the notifications disabled. I also use my Fastmail account by using the web address on Firefox. I chose not to install the Fastmail app, as I saw no need for it.

I'm sure someone somewhere has a solution, but I don't even know where to look. I'm sorry I'm no help on this.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #36 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:49 AM »
Thanks, I may have found a solution called Blue Mail, Inc in the Google store.  I am going to try it for a while.  Description says it will handle an unlimited number of accounts and consolidate messages.  We'll see.....

I'm not sure about your launcher.......
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #37 on: Feb 22, 2019, 11:48 AM »
Further research on the Blue Mail app shows a very mixed bag with variation running from 5 stars to 1, equally divided among users.
I've decided to pass.  Looks now as if I have to live with the email issue.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #38 on: Feb 22, 2019, 01:26 PM »
No doubt a solution will come along. You can't possibly be the only one having similar issues.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #39 on: Mar 08, 2019, 10:01 AM »
How is T-Mobile and the 6T working out?

Looks like your 6T has an update pending.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #40 on: Mar 09, 2019, 09:28 AM »
So far it's been great.  Signal strength is good and wifi calling works well.  I am impressed with the phone volume and have had to turn it down a bit.  Much louder than my Moto was. 

I will check on the system update, thanks.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #41 on: Mar 09, 2019, 10:01 AM »
Android 9 had a security update and it seems a couple of minor system changes. After the update the phone "feels" crisper and faster. Probably my imagination.

Where did you see the system update notice?
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #42 on: Mar 09, 2019, 11:32 AM »
I happened to see the article that I linked on my last poast. TMO News is one of my go to sites.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #43 on: Apr 10, 2019, 08:41 AM »
My wife has not been happy with her Samsung Galaxy 9. I'm considering switching her to a 6T later this year, especially if you remain happy with its performance.

OnePlus 6T made up only 2.4% of T-Mobile phone sales...

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #44 on: Apr 10, 2019, 04:41 PM »
By all means. The phone itself is great.  The volume is terrific and very clear and crisp. For me the battery easily lasts 2 days. 

What I am having some trouble with is Android Pie, very frustrating.  The O/S is called intuitive, but I don't think so. 'Course it could be me.  Yesterday I used Google maps for directions, and there was a big discrepancy between Google and my GMC Nav. system.  They were complicated directions, some parts way out in the country without phone service. My problem was I couldn't find a way to turn Google Maps off.  I just reverted to the main screen and as I was parking at Walmart, the phone says " In point 2 tenths of a mile please prepare to turn right."  I still don't see an off switch or an X.

One of the things I really enjoy is labeling incoming calls "Likely a scam."  Which is not the phone itself........

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #45 on: Apr 11, 2019, 09:15 AM »
I just tolerate Android Pie. Like you, I don't find that it's more intuitive. While Pie is not a show stopper, I was quite happy with Oreo.

I don't normally use GPS functions, aside from traveling cross country in unknown parts. I've tried using Google GPS when traveling on my Harley, but the map will absolutely not stay in place on my Note 9. It constantly reduces down to an unusable small square on my screen. I don't know if it's because of the motorcycle vibrations, but it is extremely frustrating. I never had that problem with my Note 5.

My Harley's built-in GPS mostly works well, but it's not intuitive. Everything is a lot of effort, especially when going down the road. I often consider that I should have bought an Indian bagger instead (I almost did, but the Indian dealership was 24 hours too slow on getting back with me). The Indian's information center is fast and easy.

Scuzzy; next time.


EDIT: So after poasting this I finally went looking for a solution and learned that there's a picture-in-picture mode that can be disabled for Maps. We'll see next time if it works.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #46 on: Apr 11, 2019, 09:24 AM »
But the bike you bought is beautiful, nothing is ever perfect.  I have the shrinking map problem too, just driving in the car, no vibrations.  I share the frustration with that. I like to look at the larger map to see where I'm going and to make sure the directions will take me where I'm headed.  I don't really trust the "turn here" view.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #47 on: Apr 11, 2019, 11:05 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with my Harley, but the information center was programmed by a drunk high school dropout. Lol. No doubt Indian motorcycles have their own quirks, but I may switch to Indian for the next round. Harley has a new information center for their new bikes, but it's not much better from what I have. Indian knocked theirs out of the ball park... it's truly awesome.

While I have not tried it on the bike yet, the shrinking map quirk is an easy fix:

1. Tap the gear icon for the settings menu
2. Scroll down to and select "Apps"
3. Scroll down to and select "Maps"
4. Scroll down to "Advanced" and select "Picture-In-Picture"
5. Remove the permission

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #48 on: Apr 11, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Thanks I'll try that.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #49 on: Apr 11, 2019, 04:36 PM »
Google Maps is no longer minimizing as far as I can tell.

Alex's Harley: Harley GPS vs. Note 9 Google Maps

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #50 on: Apr 12, 2019, 11:06 AM »
Looks like the H-D Nav. system could stand some improvement/upgrade.  But that looks like a nice bracket for the Note.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #51 on: Apr 12, 2019, 01:25 PM »
It is a really nice, solid phone mount that I found on Amazon. It's easy to get the smartphone on/off the mount one-handed, and when in use it keeps a death grip on the phone. Despite the constant vibrations, the phone never moves in the slightest. I also like the infinite angle adjustments. I need to find one for my car: TACKFORM phone mount

The Harley GPS itself isn't too bad going down the road (I had it zoomed out in the video), but the BOOM! 6.5 "infotainment" system can be very trying. It's such a terribly designed interface with endless menus, sub-menus and quirks, that it's easy to walk away in total frustration. Nothing is intuitive; nothing makes sense. There is a tutorial available for $20, but I refuse. It shouldn't be that difficult, yet I'm often on YouTube and Harley forums trying to find out how to do a particular function.

Then I look at Indian's entertainment/information/GPS system, and it's stinkin' awesome.

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Re: OnePlus 6T
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2019, 11:32 AM »
Thanks, it was waiting for me when I checked.  Install seemed to stop when I plugged in the charger. I unplugged and a resume button appeared.  Took a while.
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #54 on: Jun 09, 2019, 03:23 PM »
Knowing everything you know now, what's your take on the OnePlus 6T and T-Mobile? I know nothing is perfect, but would you call it a win/win?

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #55 on: Jun 10, 2019, 08:26 AM »
Yes I would. In the nothing is perfect category, I think the T6 is too big and android frequently gets "confused" and requires a reboot.
T-Mo seems as good as Verizon, I have no complaints at all.  Saturday I paid off the phone, but on Sunday T-Mo billed my credit card as if I hadn't.  I'm going to wait until Wednesday before I talk to customer service.  I am hoping they contact me first. 
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #56 on: Jun 10, 2019, 11:37 AM »
I sympathize. I reboot my Note 9 every 3 to 5 days to unclog its brain. At minimum, it automatically reboots itself once a week.

While for the most part I like my Note 9, we'll see if I ever get another Samsung phone for 2 reasons. I do not like the curved edge screen, and think of it as a ridiculous gimmick. Moreover I cannot stand Bixby, which is baked into the Samsung software and absolutely cannot be disabled. I have it scaled back as much as is allowed, but once in awhile I inadvertently bring it up while handling the phone. I find it very annoying.

Other than that, everything's great. Lol

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #57 on: Jul 02, 2019, 05:56 PM »
New update available for your 6T:

TmoNews: ...OnePlus 6T security update in now rolling out

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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #58 on: Jul 02, 2019, 05:58 PM »
Thanks
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Re: OnePlus 6T
« Reply #59 on: Aug 04, 2019, 05:59 PM »